Ulrich Welter sees rooms as stage sets for life and loves experimenting with colours, surface textures and materials. For the last 30 years, Welter has been developing products for decorating rooms in unusual ways. Using the wall-coverings manufactured in his own workshop, Welter enables rooms to make a statement. To do this, he takes the image of the individual wall into his workshop, decorates it and sends it back, in rolled strips, to his customers – who live all over the world.
Recently, the Berlin manufacturing workshop created a wall for the Astor Film Lounge in Hamburg out of fish scales – and added the whole shoal at the same time. A fascinating ensemble. At Heimtextil 2019, Welter is exhibiting his current collection ‘Taste’: behind it lie wall-coverings that retain the basic aesthetic feeling of his company’s work, but are simpler to manufacture and, therefore, accessible to a larger circle of customers. They are designs that combine painting and printing, and also throw the focus on materiality in the form of real metals. “That is not only new for the exhibition, but also for our company. We have never done this sort of work before,” explains Ina Kaiser at Heimtextil. Using the new materials, hotels and shops can be more easily equipped – the surfaces are re-creations of things we have done before. “We fulfil design dreams and so we are always keen to work for individuals. With our new line, we should like to make the world a little bit more beautiful,” says Ulrich Welter.
Welter – manufacturers of unique, hand-made wall-coverings are exhibiting in Hall 3.1, Stand B81.